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Health Tracker Said to Spot Ebola Outbreak Before WHO

Aug 11, 2014 |

HealthMap, a web-based utility and algorithm used by public health agencies and others to track disease outbreaks and deliver real-time intelligence about emerging infectious diseases, may have spotted the Ebola outbreak in West Africa days before it was officially revealed. Read more…

Hospitals Use Predictive Analytics to Allocate Resources

Aug 7, 2014 |

Data analytics continues to make inroads in the efficient allocation of expensive healthcare resources.

Among the latest examples is the use of predictive analytics at a Texas hospital that has helped reduce its 30-day readmission rate for heart failure patients by nearly half. Read more…

Google Invests $130 Million in Cancer-Fighting Big Data Firm

May 21, 2014 |

Flatiron Health, a big data startup specializing in cancer patient data analysis, has attracted a second round of funding from Google Ventures.

Google’s $130-million investment is the search engine giant’s second in Flatiron Health, which also attracted existing investors First Round Capital and Laboratory of America Holdings. Read more…

Big-Data Backlash: Medical Database Raises Privacy Concerns

Apr 17, 2014 |A controversial big data initiative designed to create a huge U.S. database of medical records intended to help patients and their doctors make better health care decisions is raising privacy and other ethical concerns. Read more…

Syapse Wins Startup Showcase at Strata Rx

Sep 30, 2013 |Start-up, Syapse, says that their cloud-based platform is ready to take healthcare past the fax machine era (which they say it’s stuck in now) into a new age, with a system that helps healthcare professionals share and utilize individual patient data. The company won top honors this past week in the Strata Rx Startup Showcase. Read more…

Healthcare Organizations Face Daunting Data Challenges

Aug 21, 2013 |The healthcare industry is not only awash in data--it’s also inundated with mandates to make better use of that data. And yet, despite the incentives and the opportunity, the healthcare industry is struggling to turn that data into better, more efficient care. In a new report, the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) looked into the causes and pointed to possible solutions. Read more…

The Power and Promise of Data Driven Medicine

Jul 31, 2013 |Big data has the potential to change the way diseases are treated, therapies are developed, and medicine is administered. At Intel’s “Reimagine the Datacenter” event last week, the story of Eric Dishman was told, and the impact that data driven medicine had in his life and recovery. Read more…

Big Data Faces Big Barriers to Adoption in Healthcare

Jul 11, 2013 |Big data has the capacity to transform how medical care is delivered in this country and around the world, not only in the personal delivery of care, but in how research is conducted. But according to experts in the field, the laws on the books in the United States are hindering the adoption of big data analytics in healthcare. Read more…

Biotech Gets a Boost With New UK Big Data Institute

May 24, 2013 |Big data in biotech got a big boost this month when a partnership between the UK government and Chinese philanthropist Li Ka-Shing converged to drop £30 million on the University of Oxford to fund the creation of the Big Data Institute at the Li Ka Shing Center for Health Information and Discovery. Read more…

Breaching the Big Data Barrier in Healthcare

Dec 13, 2012 |If medicine is waiting behind the big data barrier, what materials were used to construct that wall? What is the best way to breach it? To answer these questions and more, Forbes brought together a panel of medical experts from across the industry. Read more…

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